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Representing your voice

Our student representatives give you a voice

We want to make sure that you receive the right help and support throughout your degree. To help us deliver this to you, we've appointed student representatives who represent your voice and address the needs and concerns of students at every level.

Our student representatives ensure that our student members’ interests are addressed at a local and national level. As part of their role at the AOP, student representatives perform the following duties:

  • Getting involved in planning, contributing to and shaping the AOP
  • Exploring how the AOP offers student support and benefits
  • Helping develop student initiatives
  • Attending and assisting at the AOP Student Conference 
  • Contributing to student communications, such as social media and in our journal Optometry Today (OT)

2018 student representatives

  • Helen  Croxall - Anglia Ruskin University
  • Shoaib Ilyas - Aston University
  • Alisha Patel - University of Bradford
  • Sophie Morgan - Cardiff University
  • Zaman Sachedina - City University
  • Kerry Toner - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Fahim Zaman - University of Hertfordshire
  • Syeda Fatima - The University of Manchester
  • Chloe McGregor - Plymouth University
  • Raven Sinnathamby - Portsmouth University
  • Shilpa Ramchandani - University of Ulster

To find out how else we represent your needs, and provide membership that makes a difference, read Representing members' interests

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